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Linux Administration with Ansible: Getting Started with Ansible Automation

This course will teach you the fundamentals of managing Linux systems with Ansible.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jul 30, 2021
Duration
3h 23m
Table of contents
Course Overview
Managing Growing Linux Estates
Installing Ansible
Understanding Ansible Components
Managing the Ansible Configuration File
Managing Ansible Inventories
Managing Nodes Using Ad-hoc Commands
Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jul 30, 2021
Duration
3h 23m
Description

There is more and more need to manage multiple-systems and most budgets do not allow for extra staff. In this course, Linux Administration with Ansible: Getting Started with Ansible Automation, you’ll learn to install Ansible and manage a mix of Linux systems. First, you’ll explore methods of automation and why you might want to use Ansible. Next, you’ll discover how using ad-hoc commands can help in quickly configuring systems to a desired state. Finally, you’ll learn how to implement Ansible Playbooks for repeatably correct configurations against your estate. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of Ansible automation needed to manage a small environment.

About the author
About the author

Andrew is a committed evangelist of the Linux Operating System and the concept of community and freedom that it provides. He has worked as a technical trainer since 1995 and has taught throughout the world, including Australia, the US, Germany and Eastern Europe. Andrew started teaching Linux in 2004 when Novell acquired SUSE and has been a long time supporter of Novell and provides SYSOP support the the Certifed Novell Instructor community on Linux. Andrew founded theurbanpenguin and has been submitting video training material to his YouTube channel since 2009 and currently has over 8,500 subscribers and 1.6 Million views. Andrew has had two publications with Packt: Citrix Access Gateway VPX Essentials (2012) and Citrix XenApp (2013).

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hello everyone, and welcome. My name is Andrew Mallet, and yes, you are just minutes away from fulfilling your dream of becoming an Ansible administrator. Yes, let me introduce you to my latest course, Linux Administration with Ansible: Getting Started with Ansible Automation. I'm the owner of The Urban Penguin within the UK. I train and consult in Linux and have been doing so for many years now, working both as a system administrator and a dabbling developer, working a lot at the moment with Python and also a lot with configuration management systems including Ansible, Puppet, and Salt. As your estate starts to grow, more and more systems are going to need more and more time to be managed. Adding in a configuration management system will help you manage those numbers. You'll find that Ansible is your friend. Now, this course is designed to help you become more familiar with Ansible and be able to manage different Linux distributions from the Ansible controller. Some of the major topics include installing Ansible across a range of different systems, creating the Ansible configuration, targeting our host through the inventory file, and adding in ad‑hoc commands to manage our remote systems. By the end of this course, you'll not only know how to install Ansible, but see how you can use Ansible to manage Ubuntu, CentOS, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 systems. Before beginning this course, you should be familiar with working at the Linux command line and the basic principles of system administration.